Leaders’ Camp’s Domino Effect

Nina Ojerio Sunday, July 13, 2014 // Discipleship, Youth // Comments

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The three-day Leaders’ Camp kicked off at a high gear as expected from May 30-June 1 at the Caliraya Resort Club in Laguna.

Held every two years to jumpstart the new school year, the Leaders’ Camp aims at refreshing and equipping LifeBox U-Belt’s student leaders.

Participated by more than 600 student leaders, the camp is geared towards leadership development as LifeBox U-Belt positions itself to saturate every campus in the University Belt area with the gospel.

To know more about the purpose of Leaders’ Camp, click here.

Everybody who joined the camp surely enjoyed the water gun fights, the eat-all-you-can buffets, passionate corporate worship, and life-changing sessions. But one thing is sure, the students’ can’t help but share their experiences from the camp.

Nikki Ojerio, one of the student leaders in the High School ministry of LifeBox U-Belt shared her “take-home” from the camp:

Months before the Leaders’ Camp, I was instructed by my leader to do One 2 One with another high school student. I immediately hesitated when my leader said this because I thought I wasn’t qualified to do it. I felt inadequate and had many excuses at that time. In my mind, I was saying to myself, “Sino ba ko para mag-lead at mag-disciple ng tao? Hindi naman ako magaling. Hindi ko kayang gawin ‘yon.” But when I heard Ptr. Ferdie Cabiling’s message about leadership during the first day of the Leaders’ Camp, I was convinced that God destined me to lead and that He qualified me because of His purpose in my life. Ptr. Faythe Santiago’s preaching encouraged me to become more compassionate. Her message gave me a better understanding of God’s love for other people. After the Leaders’ Camp, I’m ready to step out of my comfort zone and take the lead. I know this is what God wants me to do. He will guide me along the way, so there’s no need to hesitate and be afraid.

Nikki just led her non-Christian classmates recently to the youth service, and she is now excited to do One2One.

The Leaders’ Camp didn’t just make an impact among the students at an individual level, but it also changed the dynamics of the campuses as a team.

In fact, the vision of the LifeBox leaders went beyond their own campus.

Student leaders of LifeBox in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) initiated a prayer walk for their campus the day after the Leaders’ Camp.

After doing this, a student leader suggested to pray not only for PLM, but also for the rest of the campuses in the Intramuros area where they are located.

Recently, they invited LifeBox leaders from campuses like Lyceum of the Philippines and Colegio de San Juan de Letran to join them for a prayer “jog” around Intramuros.

The student leaders are not just fighting for their campus because they saw the value of fighting for their generation hand-in-hand with people from other campuses.

Truly, the Leaders’ Camp was used by God to start a movement that will turn this nation right-side-up.

But the camp is just the beginning – the beginning of a radical and godly generation rising up to lead this nation to righteousness through a personal relationship with Jesus.

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